January 15th, 2012, by Rob

Movie2k Movies – The Expendables 2 Synopsis

The Expendables 2 - Movie2k Movie PosterThe Expendables 2 is an upcoming ensemble action film directed by Simon West, written by Sylvester Stallone and based on characters created by David Callaham. It is a sequel to the 2010 action film The Expendables, and stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The film is due to be released on August 17, 2012, by Lions Gate Entertainment.



Movie2k Movies – The Expendables 2 Plot

In The Expendables 2 Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest members Billy the Kid (Liam Hemsworth) and Maggie (Yu Nan) aboard — are reunited when Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) enlists the Expendables to take on a seemingly simple job. The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them.

Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time – six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world. But that’s nothing compared to the justice they serve against the villainous adversary who savagely murdered their brother. That is done the Expendables way….

Movie2k Movies – The Expendables 2 Cast

Movie2k Movies – The Expendables 2 Production Notes

The The Expendables 2 cast is rounded out by Chinese actress Yu Nan as Maggie, Swedish actress Amanda Ooms as Pilar, a sniper, and Nikolette Noel as Sophia, Billy’s wife. Professional Tennis player Novak Djokovic has a cameo role as himself after being invited to participate by producer Avi Lerner.

Several actors were reported to be in talks to appear in the sequel at various stages of it’s development. In October 2010, Willis claimed that Steve Austin would be returning to the series as villain Dan Paine. In November 2010, Charlie Sheen was reported to be in consideration for the role of a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent hunting down Willis’ character. In August 2011, Variety reported that actor, and expert martial-artist, Donnie Yen had been offered a role in the film.

In September 2011, Stallone confirmed that he was in talks with Nicolas Cage and John Travolta, claiming the only obstacle to their involvement would be scheduling. In July 2011, Mickey Rourke was stated to be reprising his role as Tool, but by late September it was reported that he had dropped out of the film, and by October 18, 2011 this status was confirmed. Antonio Banderas was reportedly offered a role but was unable to participate due to other commitments.

On his approach to casting, Stallone explained that he was looking particularly for actors who had not experienced recent significant success in film, saying: “I like using people that had a moment and then maybe have fallen on some hard times and give them another shot. So we’re always looking for actors like Michael Biehn and Michael Paré. I like those kinds of guys. Someone did it for me and I like to see if I can do it for them.”



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